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3. Casuarina junghuhniana Miq., Pl.Jungh. 7. 1851. Wilmot-Dear, l.c.

Rubina Dawar

Casuarina junghuhniana

  • Casuarina montana Miq.

    Trees up to 25 m tall. Branchlets 0.8-1.0 mm in diameter, internodes 6-7 mm long with 9-11 prominent ridges; nodal leaf sheaths with 9-11 teeth, straw-pale coloured, free part 0.6- 0.8 x 0.2-0.3 mm. Male inflorescence 15-35 mm long, 2-4 mm in diameter, bracts arranged in 10-30 whorls and each whorl having usually 9 bracts with one flower in each bract. Infructescence subglobose-oblong, 8-12 x 10-14 mm; 9-12 whorls of paired infructescence valves; 9-11 valves in each whorl, alternating with the valves located in the next whorl. Samaras yellowish brown.

    Syntypes: “Inins.Java prope Wonosari, et in m. Ungaran, 3-5000 ped.alt, invertice Kawi, m.Sept (Jungh.)”.

    Distribution: Native to Malay Isles; introduced in some parts of Punjab, Karachi and elsewhere.

    Cultivated as an ornamental tree. Wood is reputed to be useful for carpentery.


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